Toronto musician Jamie Kidd is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and dj with a career encompassing 15 years through diverse endeavours. Trained as an electric and upright bassist, Jamie graduated with honours in Jazz Performance and Composition from Humber College before recording and touring with rock and funk groups throughout North America in the early 2000’s. Never to remain static for long, Kidd gradually began focusing on improvisation-based ensembles and electronic music, which soon evolved into a passion for audio technology and its potential to elevate our musical expression.
Since 2006 Jamie has been considered one of Toronto’s foremost electronic artists, writing and producing records as part of several projects including techno duo Metalogic. Releasing on internationally renowned labels such as Hidden Agenda (New York), Perc Trax (London), and Thoughtless Music (Toronto) the pair were supported by a long list of inspirational producers and dj’s including Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, and Laurent Garnier. This partnership culminated in 2010 with the acclaimed full length album Torus on Germany’s Nachtstrom Schallplatten.
An Ableton Live expert, Jamie has been using the software in both live and studio environments since version 1.0. Training from technology innovators Ableton, Apple, and Native Instruments led him to gain a deep knowledge into the well of possibilities these tools can offer to musicians and composers. The years since have seen Kidd perform in Canada, Germany, Poland, and the United States at packed nightclubs and large festivals including Toronto’s Beats, Breaks, and Culture, Eclipse, Electric Island, Foundry, Harvest Festival, Om, and Time Festival.